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Hesher

  • 2 years ago

Find the Slope of the line through points: (-3,-4) and (16, 8)

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  1. yazthespaz
    • 2 years ago
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    There is a special formula for this, do you know what it is?

  2. Hesher
    • 2 years ago
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    Wouldn't the steps be to do: Y2 - Y1 Over X2 - X1

  3. yazthespaz
    • 2 years ago
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    Yes great!

  4. Hesher
    • 2 years ago
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    That part I do know, but it's the part that comes after I'm not so sure of

  5. yazthespaz
    • 2 years ago
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    So now you can just pick which ever points you wan as Y2 X2 and so on

  6. Hesher
    • 2 years ago
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    Is the answer always supposed to be a fraction?

  7. yazthespaz
    • 2 years ago
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    technically not

  8. yazthespaz
    • 2 years ago
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    for example if you get 10/5 the slope might end up being 5 which would technically be 5/1 in rise over run form. Making 5 rise and 1 run

  9. yazthespaz
    • 2 years ago
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    I'm sorry the slope will end up being 2*

  10. Hesher
    • 2 years ago
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    oh, I forgot I was supposed to simplify

  11. yazthespaz
    • 2 years ago
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    always, but when you graph the fraction even if you get slope 4 for example you would still move 1 to the right. Did i answer your questions?

  12. Hesher
    • 2 years ago
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    Yes you did. Thank you!

  13. yazthespaz
    • 2 years ago
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    No problem!

  14. Hesher
    • 2 years ago
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    Just one last thought, but it is common for the rise to be negative sometimes right?

  15. yazthespaz
    • 2 years ago
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    yes, but when your simplifying the slope form, if the rise is negative the whole slope is negative just like when the run is negative the whole slope is negative

  16. Hesher
    • 2 years ago
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    I see

  17. yazthespaz
    • 2 years ago
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    basically the rise cannot be negative and the run is positive, if one is negative they are both negative

  18. yazthespaz
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    or vise versa

  19. Hesher
    • 2 years ago
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    Ahh, I see it now. Thank you

  20. yazthespaz
    • 2 years ago
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    No problem

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